5-year-old Child Killed by Military Gunfire in Iranshahr

Posted on: May 11th, 2021

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Rasanak, on Monday, May 10, 2021, a 5-year-old child was killed by military forces’ gunfire in the city of Iranshahr.

Drug Control Force officers were reportedly chasing smugglers in a similar-looking vehicle, and mistakenly opened fire on the car in which the child sat. 

According to the report, a group of citizens protested this incident later on the same day in Iranshahr. 

Security forces were present at this protest and before long, tensions escalated and violence broke out. 

The report states that the security forces opened fire into the crowd of protesters. Whether there were casualties of this subsequent incident of military violence is currently unknown.